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Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics A-Level at The West Bridgford School

Course description

RS Philosophy and Ethics helps students engage with humankind’s search for meaning, purpose and value. Many students value the opportunity for personal growth, developing their own perspective on life in an academically challenging context. This course explores the historical roots and contemporary relevance of philosophical questions and ethical issues. The excellent results record owes much to the interest and enthusiasm students discover as they explore these deeply engaging topics.

 

YEAR 12:

Philosophy of Religion

The continuing influence of Ancient Greek (Plato and Aristotle) and Judaeo-Christian ideas How Science and human suffering might challenge claims about God

Religious Ethics How can we decide what is right?

The theories of Natural Law, Kant and Utilitarianism and religious decision-making. Applying ethical theories to practical issues: war and peace and medical ethics

 

YEAR 13:

Philosophy of Religion

Exploring ideas about life and death; visions and religious experience; claims of miracles Does religious language work? Can words express the human understanding of God?

Religious Ethics

How free are human choices? Is conscience just our upbringing? Applying ethical theories to practical issues: the ethics of sex and relationships, business and environmental concern

 

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE English, within one of the below:

3 A Level subjects + General Studies: 3 Grade B in chosen subjects + 2 Grade C, including Grade B in Maths & English Language

4 A Level subjects + General Studies: 2 Grade A/A* + 2 Grade B in chosen subjects + 1 Grade C, including Grade B in Maths & English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The West Bridgford School directly.

Last updated date: 12 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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